Monster Hunter Rise is reportedly heading to Xbox, PlayStation, and Game Pass
The game will reportedly launch on January 20th for new platforms
Published: 1st December 2022 | Source: Insider Gaming |
Monster Hunter Rise is reportedly coming soon to PlayStation and Xbox consoles
Monster Hunter Rise has become hugely successful for Capcom, selling over 11 million copies since the game's launch while the game's Sunbreak expansion has sold an estimated 4 million copies. Currently, the game is only available on PC and on Nintendo's Switch console, leaving room for future Xbox and PlayStation versions.
Insider Gaming has reported that Capcom now plans to bring Monster Hunter Rise to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on January 20th, with the game's Sunbreak expansion coming soon after in Spring 2023. These new versions give Capcom an opportunity to generate more revenue from Monster Hunter Rise, and give gamers on PlayStation and Xbox platforms a chance to play the newest Monster Hunter game.
Microsoft has reportedly struck a deal with Capcom to bring Monster Hunter Rise to its Game Pass service. Monster Hunter Rise's new console announcements are also reported to be revealed at this years The Game Awards.
On current-generation consoles, Monster Hunter Rise is expected to run at 4K 60 FPS and feature "3D audio". Given how easy the game's PC version is to run (see our PC Performance Review here), we expect Monster Hunter Rise to even achieve 4K 60 FPS on Microsoft's Xbox Series S console.
At this time it is unknown if any additional graphical enhancements are coming to the new console versions of Monster Hunter Rise, or if any new graphical enhancements will come to the game's PC version as a result of the games' new console launches. Since the game has origins on Nintendo's Switch console, many areas of Monster Hunter Rise's visuals are lower in quality than what PlayStation and Xbox gamers will have seen in Monster Hunter World, which may disappoint some gamers.